KAMENSKAKONONOVA is a women’s wear and accessories brand founded by designers Natalia Kamenska and Olesya Kononova, based in Kiev, Ukraine. KAMENSKAKONONOVA introduced its first collection in 2008, in 2010 the brand launched its first shoe collection. In March 2013 the first capsule collection of children’s clothing named “ko.ka.ko by KAMENSKAKONONOVA” was presented.
Natalia Kamenska and Olesya Kononova design for contemporary urban woman with a big-city mind. Not because she indispensably lives in a big city but because she has that type of lifestyle when she travels a lot, has inner freedom and is keen on art, architecture, and history. However despite her active character and the rush of modern world this woman appreciates her inner harmony. She values the essence of things and her own essence primarily.
Emphasis on cut and sublime laconic silhouette;
Combination of minimalism and complex constructions;
Reconsideration of classic feminine silhouette;
Search for new shapes;
Purity, geometry, little accessory;
Liberty and lightness.
KAMENSKAKONONOVA brand was titled «Best Women’s Clothing Designer» and «Best Accessories Designer» in Ukraine – two prizes of BEST FASHION AWARDS 2012, the Ukrainian Awards in the field of fashion, and «Best Accessories Designer» in Ukraine by BEST FASHION AWARDS 2013.
KAMENSKAKONONOVA design could be retraced to the concord of nature, solitude, asceticism and attributes of modern world – high-tech architecture, the beats of big cities, new technologies. Designers are devoted to an urban colour scale – palettes of black, grey, dark and dusty blue, dusty rose and white.
KAMENSKAKONONOVA is defined by its emphasis on tailoring, craftsmanship and attention to detail. One tailor sews every piece individually from the beginning to the end; artisanal seams and finishes are quite common. Many clothes are unique or produced in limited series. All wear is manufactured in Ukraine.
KAMENSKAKONONOVA was featured on Vogue.it like “Our Choice: BEST PROJECT”. And in September 2013 KAMENSKAKONONOVA will be a part of issue “Vogue Talents” – Vogue Italy talents annual addition.
KAMENSKAKONONOVA collections are shot in Vogue.it (Vogue for the Young, Blog from), Vogue Ukraine, Collezioni Italia, Close-Up Italia, Institute magazine, ELLE Russia, ELLE Ukraine, ELLE Polska, Glamour Russia, InStyle Russia, Harper’s Bazaar Ukraine, Marie Claire Ukraine, Cosmopolitan Ukraine, http://www.lookatme.ru/, http://buro247.com.ua/, http://vogue.ua/, http://elle.ua/
Maristella Colombo is an Italian Designer, who lives and works in Milan, where she graduated in Art Direction in Communication & Visual Design at “The International College of Arts and Sciences”. In 2003 she moved first to New York City and then to London, where she got a Master degree in Fashion Design at London Marangoni Fashion School, a diploma in Textile Design and in Fashion Business & Management at London College of Fashion. For several years she lived in Milan, London and New York, where she was involved in research and development of collections for the Brums line of Preca Brummel, development of womenswear collections for Boudicca, London based brand and for Susan Cianciolo, New York based brand. For five years she was a professor and lecturer of fashion design, fashion history and trend research at IED Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan and Turin. Afterwords she founded the brand Maiden-Art fashion jewelry and accessories collection, made of Italian soul but with an international spirit. Fashion designer, illustrator, artistic photographer and video artist, she presented her works in many exhibitions and international festivals like: BJCEM Biennial of Young Artist of Europe and Mediterranean, Artech Media Digital Art Festival in Spain, AWW International Youth Salon in Alessandria of Egypt and “Trophes des Createurs de Mode” at Cannes Festival’s palace in France, thanks to the sponsorship of Movin’up – GAI Association for Young Artist. Maristella Colombo in 2011 and was nominated coordinator of the Department of the Young Designers of Assomoda and from 2012 a lecturer for the prestigious Accademia del Lusso, fashion school in Milan.
Maiden-Art is an Italian jewelry and accessories brand, founded by Maristella Colombo. Maiden-Art means Pure Art, in other words to dress the Art. Its world is made of research, innovation and irony. Maiden-Art collections are created with the language of Italian elegance, sophisticated and glamorous. All creations are made exclusively in the best quality materials and entirely handmade by Italian crafstman. Maiden-Art is not only about fashion, but it’s the result of the fusion between art and experimentation. The artistic work of the designer like photography, video art, performance become naturally the inspiration for Maiden-Art’s creations. The brand Maiden-Art was selected by Vogue Talents and the brand was included in the list of 140 Emerging Designers of Vogue Italy, thanks to a collection of small precious jewels clutches for P/E2011. Maiden-Art in 2011 and was also selected as a brand to represent the Italian made in Italy at the prestigious International Exhibition IFF Tokyo, thanks to the sponsorship of Hot House-Milano Pret a Porter. In February 2012, the designer of Maiden-Art, Maristella Colombo was selected as a finalist of the prestigious Young Entrepreneurs of the province of Novara, receiving an award for her work and for spreading a Made in Italy product in the World. Maiden-Art collections are frequently featured editorials from Vogue Italia & Vogue Shopping, Vogue.it, Style.it, Numero, Fashion Press Japan, Fudge & Ginza Magazine Japan, Fashion, Glamour Italia, Elle Italia & Very Elle Accessories, The Ophra Magazine USA, Nylon, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Dazed & Confused etc…
Hello Describe Your Style Readers,
Have you ever came across a collection you WANT TO BUY no matter how much it cost? Well, I was browsing the JUST CAVALLI collection and FELL IN LOVE and want to do just that… I want this whole collection! : ) It is so gorgeous. http://www.robertocavalli.com The colorful animal abstract print was so unique I wanted to share with you all. Inspiration and designs of ART. Which collection inspires you and why?
Inspiration can be found anywhere and everywhere from the smallest act of kindness to photographs in magazines. Inspired by a fashion post by my lovely friend Oscar, I wanted to do my own interpretation through photos shot by Photographer Samantha Peck. We found the perfect location which were surrounded by breathtaking pecan orchards and the WIND helped create flowy scarfs movement throughout the photoshoot. This inspired me to call this series “Scarf Movement.”
Photographer: Samantha Peck
Model: Tiesha Harrison
Scarfs: Purchased at Goodwill and Ross Stores
Jewelry designer Mitali Doshi’s line “AnMidO – All that’s BEAutiful !!!” is created with the sole intention of allowing customers to maintain their individual personality, and stand out in the crowd through her mildly adventurous designs. Mitali loves jewelry, and fashion in general, but did not like how she saw her own favorite pieces from retail stores on other people around her. “I want to feel beautiful when I wear eye catching jewelry, but I also want to be the only proud owner of that piece”, she felt.
Mitali’s collections are influenced by the diversity of the people she comes across every day; their cultures, their beliefs, the traditions and lifestyles. Her passion for creativity and detail can be seen in her intricately self-crafted jewelry pieces. Mitali believes in fusing a large gamut of colors to flow like a stream, just like a rainbow. Hand-picking her raw materials, she uses a wide variety ranging from natural stones, to gems, to semi-precious and gold plated pieces. Mitali’s process is simple – she creates what feels right.
You will be able to personally view AnMidO’s latest designs in May, 2013 in a Fashion event organized by a New Jersey-based online boutique (Sense of Style Boutique: https://www.facebook.com/events/427711917308135). Also, this year AnMidO will be one of the Vendors at the Connecticut Fashion Week in September. In the past, she was chosen “Designer of the Month” by New York-based fashion organization JUST OFF 7th AVE for their website launch in the month Jan 2012. In June 2012, AnMidO was also a part of a multi-designer fashion show at Amnesia, NYC along with international award winning designers. Mitali and her brand have been featured a few times in Boston-based fashion blog “The Fashion Hub”. Later last year, AnMidO creations were chosen for an exclusive photo-shoot alongside apparel designer Jennifer Chen for the launch of her new collection (Oct 2012).
You can find out more about AnMidO and jewelry designer Mitali Doshi using the following links:
I would describe my personal style as a girlish tomboy. I like to mix printed button down tops with a real feminine necklace or accessory. All of my accessories are from Endless Couture which I co-own. We make a lot of big, bold, and bright designs which allow me to wear a plain outfit if I want and still stand out. I would say my greatest accomplishment was finding the courage to start a company and believing that it can be successful.
I’ve been styling since graduating from University, so two years now. I absolutely love what I do, but
its so competitive you have to be determined and patient! What I love to do is
style feminine, edgy shoots. Something different is always fun but my favourite shoots are the
more simple shoots where the clothing/accessories can do all the talking!
I style a lot of editorials and designers look books but my most
recent project is starting a new print magazine, Exalt.
My personal style is a compilation of Afrocentric culture, Current trends, Vintage finds, and bright colors i like to describe my style as ——> Black Grandma technicolor rainbow. Fashion to me, is a way to express yourself, it’s MY form of art, and the form of art that speaks to the masses, there will always be clothing, someone will always need something to wear, so why not dress it up? I feel as if clothing is a universal language, it’s one of the only things that keeps the human race connected. I believe that everyone deserves the chance to express themselves, in any way they choose.
My accomplishments thus far—-> Have included but are not limited too, the starting of http://www.varaayanna.com, a fashion lifestyle website, And the start of my new magazine www. Thriftqueened.com, a world conscious fair trade fashion company geared towards making up-cycled, re-vamped, fair trade, and being yourself——> the new couture. We focus on one of a kind up-cycled couture pieces for all shapes and sizes, along with Eco-friendly ready to wear NEW fair trade fashion, and accessories made from 100% organic and fabrics and products. We also donate to various charities and underprivileged areas.
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